The subject of mysterious stairs in the forests has been gathering ‘internet momentum’ over the past several years, and it’s got to a point where new instances are frequently showing up. This article covers a few of the more famous/popular reports and locations.
The Etruscan Pyramid of Bomarzo
The Etruscan Pyramid of Bomarzo is found in Viterbo, Italy, and is made up of a huge stone megalith with mysterious stairs that lead all the way up to a strange platform that sits at the top of the structure.
Experts have recently dated the structure to the seventh century BCE, but nobody really knows what it was used for.
It’s worth noting that the Etruscans were keen on pleasing their gods with sky-based divinations and sacrifices – could this be what the strange pyramid was built for?
Mount Phnom Kulen
A mysterious 2000 foot-long staircase can be found in the Cambodian Siem Reap province that runs up the Phnom Kulen mountain. Locals call this strange staircase the ‘Pleu Cere’ and experts believe it could be dated as far back as the 9th century.
Unfortunately, none of these experts seem to know why it was built or who built it!
Locals to the area believe that the staircase could have once led to the fabled city of Mahendraparvata (a city that was ‘eaten up’ by the jungle).
The Staircase of Missing Time
This report originates from the Philippines…
A experienced ranger named Torkik spent most of his life locating lost people in the jungle, and on one of his routine jungle searches, he came across two staircases that led deep into the forest.
He’d never seen these structures before, so he decided to climb one of them and use it as a vantage point for his journey. One of the staircases was a stone structure with decorative carvings on it, and the second staircase looked more like something someone had put together with natural stones.
When he was halfway up the decorative staircase he turned to see a vicious dog growling at him from the bottom of the steps, so he carried on upwards and waited until the dog had disappeared.
When he eventually arrived back at his ranger station his furious boss sacked him on the spot…apparently Torkik had been lost in the jungle for five years…but to Torkik…it only seemed like he had been gone for several hours…
The Vanishing Staircase
In the 1940’s, not long after the Roswell incident, a man who claimed to work with the CDC as an infectious disease specialist put forward a report on numerous ‘mysterious stairs’ incidents.
He had been called in to assist with reports of cattle mutilation, and during the 6 month period he worked in the area, he came across several fellow workers who claimed to have encountered strange stairs appearing in various fields. These stairs were said to give off a mysterious and powerful frequency when approached.
A few of these workers had decided to camp near the stairs…only to find that they had moved by the following morning, leaving a black burn mark where they had stood.
The Reddit Report
A strange report surfaced on the social media site Reddit a few years ago…
It was apparently posted by a rookie park ranger who had been trained by a more experienced ranger. This older ranger had told him about a time when he and a fellow ranger stumbled across a lone staircase in the woods. His friend decided to walk to the top of the stairs, but lost his footing as he went. He reached out to grab a branch for support…and something cut his hand clean off!
They never managed to find the severed hand.
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